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Northern European Stata Conference

Oslo, Norway, Thursday 24th September 2020


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The 2020 Northern European Stata Conference will be held in Oslo, Norway at the Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park on Thursday 24th September 2020. The conference will start at 09.00, with registration from 08.30, and end at 17.00 (CEST). 

This conference provides Stata users the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and information on new applications of Stata. Anyone interested in using Stata is welcome. Representatives from StataCorp will attend, and there will be the usual "Wishes and grumbles" session at which you may air your thoughts to Stata developers.

Official meeting web page:



Please email the scientific committee if you are interested in giving a presentation. Indicate whether you wish to give

- a 20 min talk (followed by a 10 min discussion),

- a 10 min talk (followed by a 5 min discussion),

- some other presentation.


Abstracts should be sent no later than June 15th 2020 to


Presentations can focus on any topic of interest, including but not limited to

- using Stata for modeling and analysis
- user-written Stata programs
- using Stata for data management
- using Stata for graphics
- teaching Stata, or teaching statistics with Stata
- use of Stata in specific fields: applications and criticisms
- software comparisons
- python integration


No level of sophistication is assumed for presenters or attendees. The scientific committee looks forward to hearing from you with presentation offers or to discuss the suitability of a potential contribution.

Presenters will be asked to provide the organizers with electronic materials (a copy of the presentation and any programs or datasets, where applicable) so that the materials can be posted on the StataCorp website and in the Stata Users Group RePEc archive.


Scientific committee

Chair Tor Åge Myklebust, Ph.D., Statistician, Department of Registration, Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway and the department of Research and Innovation, Møre and Romsdal Hospital Trust, Ålesund, Norway. 

Anna L.V. Johansson, Ph.D., Statistician, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, and Cancer Registry of Norway, Oslo, Norway.

Arne Risa Hole Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK.

Morten W. Fagerland Ph.D. Head of Section for Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Health Economics at Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Oslo University Hospital, Norway.

Øyvind N. Wiborg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, Norway, and the Centre for the Study of Professions, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

Peter Hedström Ph.D., Director of the Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University.


Committee email:


Logistics organizers

The conference is jointly organized by The Cancer Registry of Norway – Institute of Population-based Cancer Research, and Metrika Consulting AB the official Stata distributor for Russia and the Nordic and Baltic countries. 

General Chair: Bjarte Aagnes, Cancer Registry of Norway.

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There will be a small fee (TBA) to cover the cost for lunch.



To register for the meeting, please send an email to containing your name, affiliation, and contact details.


Getting to the venue

From Oslo Airport, the Airport Express Train leaves every 15 minutes and takes 25 minutes to Nationaltheatret Station, next to the metro station at the main street Karl Johans gate.

From Nationaltheatret Station the westbound metro line 3 (Kolsås) will take 14 minutes to Montebello metro station, a ten minutes easy downhill walk to the meeting venue next to Oslo Cancer Cluster Innovation Park

The meeting will be held at the new research building (Building K), Auditorium FOBY (Forskningsbygget), Radiumhospitalet, Oslo University Hospital, Ullernchausseen 70, 0310 Oslo, GPS:59.9307,10.662.



In the city center around the main street Karl Johans gate you can find a range of hotels. Early booking is recommended. Some you might consider: 

(4-star) Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz.
(4-star) Hotel Bristol.
(4-star) Hotel Christiania Teater.
(2-star) Cochs Pensjonat. Pension on the corner of Royal Palace Park with a popular combination of central location, solid accommodation and reasonable prices.


Further information on Accommodation etc.


Post-conference short course

Friday 25. September 2020 

Short course with Michael Crowther on modelling multilevel survival data.

Course coordinator: Bjarte Aagnes, Cancer Registry of Norway.

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